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In the kanban board, the system displays the control cycles, listed according to the supply areas to which they are assigned. All the kanbans that are in circulation are displayed with their current statuses for each control cycle. The demand source can use the kanban board instead of the bar code to change the status of the kanbans, that is, set them to FULL, EMPTY, WAIT, or IN USE. For further information on status see Status Change/Kanban Signal .



  1. Starting from the main KANBAN menu, select Control ® Kanban board ® Demand source view.
  2. The system takes you to the initial screen of the demand source overview.

  3. Enter the plant.
  4. You can also select with:

NoteIf you require additional selection criteria, you can use the function Detailed selection. To access the detailed selections, choose Detailed selections and enter your selection criteria in the following dialog box.

You can save the options for accessing the kanban board by selecting Display ® Save settings.

  1. Select Continue.
  2. Depending on the selection criterion you are given the kanban board with one or more supply areas.

  3. To give a kanban another status from the demand source view, select it and choose Set status to FULL or Set status to EMPTY. All other statuses can be found in the menu under Edit.

Depending on the replenishment strategy, the system carries out the appropriate transactions in the background.

It is possible to select several kanbans at the same time and to change the status. If you have selected a kanban for which the desired status is not permitted, then you receive a message. The status of this kanban remains unchanged.

To generate an event-driven kanban, select a row from the corresponding control cycle and choose Edit ® Generate kanban. In the following dialog box enter the requested quantity before you choose Generate kanban.

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